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Cover_JEBJ. Exp. Biol., Vol 210, Issue 24
ESSR_coverExerc. Sport. Sci. Rev., Volume 39, Number 2
Interface_Cover      J. Roy. Soc. Interface, Volume 8, Number 58

2016 / In Press

Panizzolo, F.A., Maiorana, A.J., Naylor, L.H., Dembo, L., Lloyd, D.G., Green, D.J., Rubenson, J. (2016). Muscle size explains low passive skeletal muscle force in heart failure patients. PeerJ. In Press.

Young, S.,  Gardiner, B.S., Mehdizadeh, A., Rubenson, J., Umberger, B.A., Smith, D.W. (2016). Adaptive remodeling of Achilles tendon: A multi-scale computational model. PLoS Comp. Biol. In Press.

McDonald, K.A., Stearne, S.M., Pires, N.J., North, I, Alderson, J.A., and Rubenson, J. (2016). The role of arch compression and metatarsophalangeal joint dynamics in modulating plantar fascia strain in running. PLoS ONE. Apr 7;11(4):e0152602.

Stearne, S.M., McDonald, K.A., North, I, Oxnard, C.E., Alderson, J.A., and Rubenson, J. (2016). The foot’s arch and the energetics of human locomotion. Nature Scientific Reports. 6:19403, 1-10.

Waldock, C., Milne, N., Rubenson, J., and Donnely, C.J. (2016). The use of geometric morphometric techniques to identify sexual dimorphism in gait. J. Appl. Biomech. In Press.

Xin Pang, Jian Ping Wu, Garry T Allison, Jiake Xu, David Smith, Rubenson, J., Ming-Hao Zheng, David G Lloyd, Bruce Gardiner, Allan Wang, Thomas Brett Kirk. (2016). The Three Dimensional Microstructural Network of Elastin, Collagen and Cells in Achilles Tendons. J. Orthop. Res. In Press.

Caulfield S., McDonald K.A., Dawson B., Stearne S.M., Green B.A., Rubenson J., Clemons T.D. and Peeling P. A. (2016).  Comparison of haemolytic responses in fore-foot and rear-foot distance runners. J. Sports Sci. 34:1485-90.

Green, D.J, Panizzolo, F.A., Lloyd, D.G, Rubenson, J, and Maiorana, A.J. (2016). Soleus muscle function is a surrogate measure of health status in human heart failure. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev. 44: 45-50.

Rankin, J.W., Rubenson, J. and Hutchinson, J.R. (2016) Inferring muscle functional roles of the ostrich pelvic limb during walking and running using computer optimization. R. Soc. Lond. Interface. In Press.


Hutchinson J.R., Rankin J.W., Rubenson J., Rosenbluth K.H., Siston R.A., Delp S.L. (2015). Musculoskeletal modelling of an ostrich (Struthio camelus) pelvic limb: influence of limb orientation on muscular capacity during locomotionPeerJ 3:e1001 (PDF)

Wang, T., Ni, M.,Day, R.E., Gardiner, B.S., Landao-Bassonga, E., Rubenson, J., Kirk, T.B., Smith, D.W., Wang, A., Lloyd, D.G., Hardisty, G., Wang, Y., Zheng, Q., Zheng, M.H. and Lin, Z. (2015). Cyclical mechanical stimulation rescues rabbit Achilles tendon from loading deprivation in a bioreactor system. Journal Orthop. Res 33:1888-96.

Nathan, D., Huynh, D.Q., Rubenson, J. and Rosenberg, M. (2015). Estimating physical activity energy expenditure with the Kinect sensor in an exergaming environment. PLoS One. 10(5): 1-22. (PDF)

Rubenson, J. (2015). More than meat and a motor: the diverse biomechanical roles of skeletal muscle and their role in semi-living machines. Leonardo Journal / the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press. 48: 176-7. (PDF)

Panizzolo, F.A., Maiorana, A.J., Naylor, L.H., Lichtwark, G.A., Dembo, L., Lloyd, D.G., Green, D.J., Rubenson, J. (2015). Is the soleus a sentinel muscle for impaired aerobic capacity in heart failure? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 47: 498-508. (PDF)


Pires, N.J., Lay, B. and Rubenson, J. (2014). Joint-level mechanical triggers for the walk-to-run transition in humans. J. Exp. Biol. 217: 3519-27. (PDF)

Panizzolo, F.A., Maiorana, A.J., Naylor, L.H., Dembo, L., Lloyd, D.G., Green, D.J., Rubenson, J. (2014). Gait analysis in chronic heart failure: The calf as a locus of impaired walking capacity. J Biomech. 47: 3719-25. (PDF)

Stearne, S.M., Alderson, J.A., Green, B., Donnely, C.J. and Rubenson, J. Joint kinetics in rearfoot vs. forefoot running: implications of switching technique. Med. Sci. Sport. Exerc46:1578-87. (PDF)


Panizzolo, F.A., Green, D.J., Lloyd, D.G., Maiorana, A.J. and Rubenson, J. (2013) Soleus fascicle length changes are conserved between young and old adults at their preferred walking speed. Gait and Posture. 38: 764-9. (PDF)

Smith, D.W., Rubenson, J., Lloyd, D.G., Zheng, M., Fernandez, J., Besier, T., Xu, J., Gardiner, B.S. (2013). A conceptual framework for computational models of Achilles tendon homeostasis. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 5: 523-38. (PDF)

Wang, T., Lin, Z., Day, R., Gardner, B., Rubenson. J., Kirk, T.B., Smith, D.W., Lloyd, D.G., Hardisty, G., Wang, A. and Zheng, M.H. (2013). Programmable mechanical stimulation on tendon homeostasis in a bioreactor system. Biotechnol Bioeng. 110: 1495-507. (PDF)

Wang, T., Gardner, B., Lin, Z., Kirk, T.B., Rubenson. J., Wang, A., Hunter, P., Anderson, P., Xu, J., Daish, K., Smith, D.W., Lloyd, D.G., and Zheng, M.H. (2013). Bioreactor design for tendon/ligament engineering. Tissue Eng. Part B. Rev. 19: 133-46. (PDF)

Haughton, L., Dawson, B., Rubenson, J. (2013). Achilles tendon mechanics after both prolonged continuous running and prolonged intermittent shuttle running. J. Appl. Biomech. 29: 453-62. (PDF)

Haughton, L., Dawson, B., Rubenson, J. (2013). Effects of plyometric training on Achilles tendon properties and shuttle running during a simulated cricket batting innings, J. Strength Cond. Res. 27: 1036-146. (PDF)


Rubenson, J., Pires, N.J., Loi, H.O., Pinniger, G.J., and Shannon, D. (2012). On the ascent: the soleus operating length is conserved to the ascending limb of the force length curve across gait mechanics in humans. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3539-51. (PDF)


Rubenson, J., Heliams, B.D., Besier, T.F.,Lloyd, D.A., and Fournier, P.A. (2011). Adaptations for economical running: the effect of bipedal limb structure on 3-D joint mechanics. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 8: 740-55. (PDF)

Umberger, B.R. and Rubenson, J. (2011). Understanding muscle energetics in locomotion: New modeling and experimental approaches Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev. 39: 59-67. (PDF)

Park, D, Rubenson, J., Carr, A, Mattson, J, Besier, T.F., and Chou, L. (2011). The Influence of acute static stretching and warm-up on Achilles tendon material properties. Foot and Ankle Int. 32: 407-13. (PDF)

Carr, J.A., Ellerby, D.J., Rubenson, J., and Marsh, R.L. (2011). Mechanisms producing coordinated function across the breadth of a large biarticular thigh muscle. J. Exp. Biol. 114: 3396 – 404. (PDF)

Watson, R.R., Rubenson, J., Coder, L., Hoyt, D.F., Propert, M.W.G., and Marsh, R.L. (2011). Gait specific energetics contribute to economical walking and running in emus and ostriches. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 278: 2040-6. (PDF)

Haughton, L., Dawson, B., Rubenson, J., Tobin, M. (2011). Movement patterns and physiological strain during a novel, simulated cricket batting innings (BATEX), J. Sport. Sci. 29: 801-9. (PDF)

Haughton, L., Dawson, B., Rubenson, J. (2011). Performance in a simulated cricket batting innings (BATEX): Reliability and discrimination between playing standards. J. Sport. Sci. 29: 1097-103. (PDF)

2009 & Earlier

Rubenson, J. and Marsh, R.L. (2009). Mechanical efficiency of limb swing during walking and running in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J. Appl. Physiol. 106: 1618–30. (PDF)

Rubenson, J., Heliams, B.D., Lloyd, D.A., Maloney, S.K., Withers, P.C. and Fournier, P.A. (2007). Reappraisal of the comparative cost of human locomotion using gait-specific allometric analyses. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 3513-24. (PDF)

Rubenson, J., Besier, T.F., Heliams, B.D., Lloyd, D.A., and Fournier, P.A. (2007). Running in ostriches (Struthio camelus): three-dimensional joint axes alignment and joint kinematics. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 2548-62. (PDF)

Marsh, R.L., Ellerby, D.J., Henry, H.T. and Rubenson, J. (2006). The energetic cost of trunk and distal limb loading during walking and running in guinea fowl Numida meleagris. I. Organismal metabolism and biomechanics. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 2050-63. (PDF)

Rubenson, J., Henry, H.T., Dimoulas, P.M. and Marsh, R.L. (2006). The cost of running uphill: linking organismal and muscle energy use in guinea fowl Numida meleagris. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 2395-408. (PDF)

Rubenson, J., Heliams, B.D., Lloyd, D.A., and Fournier, P.A. (2004).   Gait selection in the ostrich: mechanical and metabolic characteristics of walking and running with and without an aerial phase. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 271: 1091-9. (PDF)